Production of Adinkra Ink

Process (Reference)

1) Wood delivery from northern vendors

2) Wood is carried back by women to their home

3) Wood soaked for 24 hours and then scraped

4) Wood pounded for 3 hours in a wooden mortar

5) Wood boiled for 5 days

6) After ink is cooled down, it will last for a year, only needing to be heated for half an hour to make it useable again

Scraping the Bark

Pounding the Bark

Straining the Ink

Final Boiling of the Ink